Flashback to 2000: When Kate Hudson was 'Almost Famous'

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FLASHBACK: 21-Year-Old Kate Hudson on Becoming Playing Penny Lane in 'Almost Famous'

It's hard to believe that it's been 15 years since Almost Famous first hit theaters, making stars out of its young cast, including Kate Hudson, Patrick Fugit, and Zooey Deschanel.

Of course, ET wasn't the only one who realized Hudson was a star-in-the-making, which is why director Cameron Crowe cast her as Penny Lane.

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"I found Penny Lane's character to be such an amazing female role," a 21-year-old Hudson told ET at the time. "I got totally sucked into her life and when I did walk onto set, my emotions were so surfaced because of all the work that we had done. It was very easy for me to go different places."

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LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 02: Kate Hudson attends the Serpentine Gallery Summer Party at The Serpentine Gallery on July 2, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 15: Actress Kate Hudson attends God's Love We Deliver, Golden Heart Awards at Spring Studio on October 15, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Michael Kors)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 02: Kate Hudson attends the Glamour Women Of The Year Awards at Berkeley Square Gardens on June 2, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Anthony Harvey/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 11: Actress Kate Hudson and fashion designer Michael Kors attend the 'China: Through The Looking Glass' Costume Institute Benefit Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 4, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images for Variety)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 18: Actress Kate Hudson poses backstage at the Michael Kors fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall 2015 at Spring Studios on February 18, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Michael Kors)
PARIS, FRANCE - JANUARY 25: (L-R) Kate Hudson and Goldie Hawn attend the Versace show as part of Paris Fashion Week Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2015 on January 25, 2015 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 11: Actress Kate Hudson attends the 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 11, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 18: Actress Kate Hudson arrives at the Michael Kors Miranda Eyewear Collection launch party at Michael Kors on February 18, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Brent N. Clarke/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 18: Actress Kate Hudson and designer Michael Kors pose backstage at the Michael Kors fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall 2015 at Spring Studios on February 18, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Michael Kors)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - DECEMBER 18: Kate Hudson arrives at the The PEOPLE Magazine Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on December 18, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - NOVEMBER 21: Host committee member Kate Hudson attends Goldie Hawn's inaugural 'Love In For Kids' benefiting the Hawn Foundation's MindUp program transforming children's lives for greater success at Ron Burkles Green Acres Estate on November 21, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images for The Hawn Foundation)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 19: Kate Hudson seen at LAX on February 19, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by GVK/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 18: Kate Hudson out in Manhattan on February 18, 2015 in New York, New York. (Photo by Josiah Kamau/BuzzFoto via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 14: Actress Kate Hudson attends the New York premiere of 'The Hateful Eight' on December 14, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images)
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Though, Hudson wasn't initially supposed to play the storied band promoter based on the real life of Pennie Trumbull. In fact, the actress first read for the part of Anita Miller, which later went to future New Girl, Deschanel.

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"I read for the part of Anita, which is Cameron's sister," Hudson revealed, unaware of what she was getting herself into. "Actually, the strange thing was I didn't know what I was reading for. Basically I got told that Cameron Crowe is doing a movie and I said I will be an extra!"

"I had a really strong, gut feeling that was going to be a part of my career," she added, almost knowing the role would eventually earn her a Golden Globe and an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress.

Since then, Hudson has become a box office draw starring in How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, Nine, and the upcoming ensemble, Mother's Day. Though, we can never forget the days of Penny Lane!

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PARIS, FRANCE - JANUARY 25: (L-R) Goldie Hawn, Donatella Versace and Kate Hudson attend the Versace show as part of Paris Fashion Week Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2015 on January 25, 2015 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - NOVEMBER 21: Host Goldie Hawn (L) and host committee member Kate Hudson are seen onstage at Goldie Hawn's inaugural 'Love In For Kids' benefiting the Hawn Foundation's MindUp program transforming children's lives for greater success at Ron Burkle’s Green Acres Estate on November 21, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images for The Hawn Foundation)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - NOVEMBER 21: (L-R) Matthew Bellamy, and actresses Goldie Hawn, and Kate Hudson attend Goldie Hawn's Inaugural 'Love In For Kids' Benefiting The Hawn Foundation's MindUp Program at Ron Burkle's Green Acres Estate on November 21, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - NOVEMBER 21: (L-R) Actress Rosanna Arquette, host Goldie Hawn, host committee member Kate Hudson, and emcee Kathy Griffin attend Goldie Hawn's inaugural 'Love In For Kids' benefiting the Hawn Foundation's MindUp program transforming children's lives for greater success at Ron Burkle’s Green Acres Estate on November 21, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images for The Hawn Foundation)
CULVER CITY, CA - NOVEMBER 08: (L-R) Actors Goldie Hawn, Kate Hudson and Kurt Russell attend the 2014 Baby2Baby Gala, presented by Tiffany & Co. on November 8, 2014 in Culver City, California. (Photo by Amy Graves/Getty Images for Baby2Baby)
London, UNITED KINGDOM: US actress Kate Hudson (L) with her mother Goldie Hawn, arrives at the London Premiere of her film , Skeleton Key, in London's Leicester Square, 20 July 2005 AFP PHOTO MAX NASH (Photo credit should read MAX NASH/AFP/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD - MAY 26: Actress Goldie Hawn (left) and her daughter, actress Kate Hudson attend the film premiere of the romantic comedy 'Raising Helen' on May 26, 2004 at the El Capitan Theatre, in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Vince Bucci/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - MAY 1: Actress Goldie Hawn (left) and daughter Kate Hudson arrive at the 'Raising Helen' screening during the 2004 Tribeca Film Festival on May 1, 2004 in New York City. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Getty Images)
370672 07: Award hosts Goldie Hawn and Kate Hudson arrive at the 'Women in Film's Annual Crystal Awards Luncheon at the Century Plaza Hotel in Century City, CA on June 9, 2000. (Photo by Chris Weeks/Liaison)
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